Edgar A. Whitney Award
Carolyn Hollabaugh BAC Award
|Just some of the paintings in the show|
Me and my mom
Last Saturday evening was the Southwestern Watercolor Society's 49th Annual Juried Member Reception. The show is running until October 19, the gallery is open everyday except Sunday.
I already mentioned in a previous post that the paintings are really amazing. Artists from Florida to California entered. The reception was very crowded and there were so many artists friends to talk to and to meet. I didn't take any photos until after the reception when it was almost empty. The painting on top by Linda Franklin is my absolute favorite. LOVE these colors and the pattern makes my eyes want to keep looking all around the painting. Some small world tidbits:
all 3 of my watercolor teachers won awards, that would be:
Jane Jones, Naomi Brotherton and Pat Kochan
I was reunited with a long lost painting pal, Mary Emerson. She had talked me into
taking my first week long workshop out of town with Ken Hosmer. AND I bought the first
painting she ever sold! It is still hanging in my house. When I saw her name on the painting, I wondered if it was the same Mary Emerson. She looks the same and she remembered me.
My dear artist friend, Anne Beletic was in the show, too. We had met at a workshop long ago. Then she recognized me at the playground when our children were just toddlers. It turned out that our kids would go to school together to this day.
I do love this art community that I am so fortunate to be a part of. My mom got to come to the show because she happened to be in town. She is an artist, too. I am so glad I got to share this with her. My sweet little 4 year old fell asleep in the car and slept through the entire event despite how noisy it was. When we got home he asked, "Are we going to the art show?"